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La Plaza

What a beautiful and colonial plaza, it brought back many childhood memories. Great place to sit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leon A
An Enchanting, Lovely, Colorful, Musical City

It's official, I now have a favorite city in Mexico and it is San Miguel de Allende. I could easily... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“people watching” (12 reviews)
“la parroquia” (7 reviews)
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful and colonial plaza, it brought back many childhood memories. Great place to sit down with your significant other, enjoy the city, people watch and at night listen to the multiple mariachi bands!!!

Thank Leon A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's official, I now have a favorite city in Mexico and it is San Miguel de Allende. I could easily live in this location as it is so beautiful and full of life. The center of town is always filled with music and merriment and...More

Thank RishaLinda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely space capped off, of course, by the beautiful Parroquia. Great for eating drinking, people watching, newspaper reading, listening to music, etc. etc. Oh, and you will take a lot of photos!

Thank Wendyk9
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A zocalo is a square in front of a cathederal and La Parroquia is a parish church, so El Jardin is not technically a zocalo. Enjoy it anyway! The tourist information center is opposite the church across from the park. Lots of vendors (ice cream,...More

Thank Helen711
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very interesting with vendors and dancers, portales to sit under and have a beer while watching and making friends. The beggars abound and appear to be well organized. Noted especially when a group of small Oaxaceño children surrounded us with a distraction on one side...More

1  Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The square in front of the Parroquia is just fun to sit around, people watch, and relax as they have done for centuries.Buy some Mexican junk food.

Thank docntx
Reviewed 25 September 2017

One of my favorite things about Mexican towns is the Zocalo and this one is no different. The usual activities abound such as people watching, enjoying the architecture, eating, relaxing, and strolling.

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is the heart of the town. Everyone strolls through and gathers here everyday, the place is gorgeous with a park like setting. Very well manicured with seating in the shade. Restaurants and bars surround the plaza and the famed Parroquia anchors it.

1  Thank Marco G
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Lovely church, cool on a hot day, fun to see weddings (Saturday evening). Amazing architecture to wander around and view

1  Thank Kate G
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Zocalo in San Miguel is known as El Jardín, the garden. It's not big, but it's full most any time of day, and particularly in the evening with locals, tourists, musicians, balloon and craft sellers, restaurants and festivals - best at Easter and Days of...More

1  Thank SaraF742
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Maureen K
13 February 2015|
Response from bpolt |
The "zocalo" is the main square of a city or town. In San Miguel de Allende it is called "El Jardín", officially "Jardín Allende". On a map you will find it in the "Centro"...the center of the town. Its address is Portal de... More